Wednesday, November 12, 2014

10/12-Larry Van Aalst talks to Joe Hasson & Jerrett Davis

VP for Station Casinos , and General Manager for Graton Ranch Resort and Casino, puts Joe in the position as one of the most busy Wine Country execs. Celebrating a one year anniversary , Graton Ranch hit the ground running November of 2013, and continues to astound as the busiest of all Sonoma County attractions. When the tasting rooms close and you are looking for a good time you now have a great place to go.

Executive Chef at 630 Park Steakhouse, Jerrett has with out question the nicest , high end , Steakhouse in Sonoma County. Rave reviews and one great wine list , make this a must do when you visit the casino.
The Chef will give us some tips on living the good life , casino style.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

10/29-Larry Van Aalst talks to Brenda Chatelain & Doug Mahoney

Brenda and her husband Al , are the proprietors at The Smoked Olive , in Sonoma County. Making extraordinary Olive Oils , and a unique brown sugar, they have drawn the attention of Chefs, all over the world. The smoking process Al has perfected , makes what they do unlike anything you may have tasted before . With the Holidays near, you have a chance to order by mail , and in case you are not invited to the White House,
(the products are a favorite of the President).you and the special people who get the gifts , are in for a treat.

Chef at The FountainGrove Inn , Doug oversees Equus Restaurant, and all the banquet functions .With Thanksgiving on the way , Chef Doug will give us some hints for cooking the turkey at home , or the best way to approach the out to dinner holiday experience.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

10/15-Larry Van Aalst visits with Karissa Kruse & Miro Tcholkov

Recently appointed as the new Wine Grape Commission  Director, Karissa has more than 17 years of marketing experience. Put her Masters Degree in marketing with her owning a vineyard in Sonoma County,and it spells perfect person for the job. We will talk about some changes in The Commission, and the low down on the 2014 vintage.

VP and Director of Winemaking at Trentadue Winery along with his own brand Miro Wines , keeps Miro one busy guy. The number of other organizations Miro is involved with is indeed impressive.
We will talk about the last grapes coming in this week , and what Miro thinks will result from the dry year.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

10/1-Larry Van Aalst talks with Brian Maurer & Dan Berger

The most respected buyer/seller, middle man in all of  Wine Country , Brian is the principal in Cellar Searchers .
If you have a cellar you need to thin, or you are in the market for some rare vintages or just plain great wine, Brian is the pro.
We will be talking about a new and novel way to buy wine , that has benefits never before seen in the industry.

Recently back from his extensive travels , Dan will be with us to talk about the pressing news from the Northern California
Harvest. Columnist , Author, Wine Competition Director, Wine Judge ,  and all around bastion of knowledge, we are in for a treat when Dan is on the show.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

9/24-Larry Van Aalst visits with Matthew Lowe & Tucker Taylor

A special Heirloom Tomato Festival Report

Matthew Lowe- CIA Graduate & Kendall-Jackson Gardens
CIA graduate and ten years experience with the Kendall-Jackson gardens, makes Matt the pro to know at the KJ hospitality facility, just north of Santa Rosa. Matt will bring us some new releases and tell us what  to expect at the upcoming   Heirloom Tomato Festival.

Tucker Taylor -  Head Gardner, KJ Gardens
Head Gardner at the KJ gardens , Tucker is a miracle worker. With more than 175 different tomatoes and a wealth of other fruits , herbs, and vegetables , the gardens are a master work of the man who has a world wide reputation for excellence. We will talk about this years growing season and taste some of the bounty.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

8/6-Larry Van Aalst talks to Erik Miller & Dan Barwick

Erik Miller - Owner & Winemaker, Kokomo Winery
Owner, Winemaker at Kokomo Winery in the Dry Creek area of Sonoma County, Erik is the man in the know about the Indy Competition.
Born and raised in Indiana , he learned his trade and moved to California to make world class , award winning wines. We will talk about the results , and sweepstakes winning wines, and Eriks' new releases at Kokomo.

Winemaker / Principal at Paradise Ridge Winery , Dans'  Winery is just a mile away from our CRN studio in Santa Rosa. A veteran  Judge at the Indy International , Dan will give us the low down on all that makes the competition unique.
We will also discus the new releases at Paradise Ridge ,and talk about the weather and its' effect on the 2014 vintage.

Monday, August 4, 2014

7/23-Larry Van Aalst visits with Dr. William Silver & Rick Moshin

Dr. William Silver- Sonoma State University's Wine Business Department
Bill will be joining us from Sonoma State University's Wine Business Department to talk about the only program in the Americas, that offers a MBA in Wine Business.  We will get the breaking news about an important endowment that will greatly enhance Sonoma State's ability to offer the best in Wine Education.

Rick Moshin- As the Owner & Winemaker, Moshin Vineryards
As the Owner/Winemaker at Moshin Vineryards, Rick has one of the most modern  facilities in all of the Americas. With the state of the art winery, and Rick's hands on approach , he is making spectacular award winning wines. We will talk about the new releases , and the dry weather effect on the 2014 vintage.